In this episode, we lived #ShootYourShot and watched the movie Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) where an NBA legend joins forces with a little league player to protest nuclear weapons. Could a child’s peaceful act of resistance against nuclear war inspire the world to Global Zero? What is the history of anti-nuclear weapon movements in the 1980s? If your chartered jet is exploded by an evil nuclear illuminate, is that technically a traveling violation? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and Pranay Vaddi (@PranayVaddi), a nuclear expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, answer these questions and more.

Before we assemble our Dream Team of professional athlete protesters, we recommend checking out:
-Judith Vigna, Nobody Wants a Nuclear War, 1986
-Laura Yeager, “Talking to Your Children about the Threat of Nuclear War,” July 8, 2018
-“Talking Nukes with Kids,” Awful Library Books, November 9, 2017
-Vincent J. Intondi, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement, 2015
Celtic Pride, 1996 movie
Los Angeles Lakers: 2010 NBA Finals Series, DVD
-“The Bear,” Things that Go Boom, Podcast s1e1
Kobe’s Final Game, April 13, 2016
-Strobe Talbott, Deadly Gambits, 1984
-Peter Beinart, “Think Again: Ronald Reagan,” Foreign Policy, June 7, 2010
-Jacob Weisberg, “Ronald Reagan’s Disarmament Dream,” The Atlantic, January 1, 2016

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